Grassroots Use of Technology Conference 2006

By SamuelRose, published at 10 May 2007 - 8:12pm, last updated 12 years 17 weeks ago.

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7th Annual Organizers' Collaborative
Grassroots Use of Technology Conference

Saturday, June 17, 2006 -- 8:30 to 5:30
U of Massachusetts, Boston
Wheatley Hall - Snowden Auditorium-Register


We aim to present tools that make the sometimes challenging tasks associated with nonprofits and organizing much easier to accomplish, so that our groups and movements can better achieve their goals.

The Keynote presentation at this conference will be delivered by folks from the Citizen Action Team., who used grassroots technology to organize aid for hurricane Katrina relief victims.

Here are the workshops confirmed as of 5/9:

* Hosting 101: How to register your domain name and find a place to put your web site -- Jamie Mcclelland, May First Technology Collective
* Technology Decision-Making for the Non-Technical Executive -- Alissa Fencsik, Harbinger Partners
* Changing the Look and Feel of Your Content Management System -- Ben Dimaggio, IT Consultant
* Simple, Cheap and Secure Options for Credit Card Donations -- Dan MacNeil, Community Software Labs
* Getting Your Message out in the Age of Spam -- Panel convened by Jamie McClelland of MayFirst
* Effective websites for community groups: tips and tools using Plone, an open source CMS-- Nate Aune, Jazkarta Consulting
* Moving from the desktop to hosted web publishing: a case study in coordination of a multi-state grassroots campaign -- Cliff Graves and Josh Myles, IT Consultants
* Helping Your Computer System Grow Up -- Adam Frost,
* Organizer to Organizer: What do you do with all that data in the database -- Sarah Bennett with Eric Weltman and Amy Mello
* Tech Workers Unite! Organizing the people who make technology happen -- Jennifer Doe, Mass Jobs With Justice
* Leveraging your Members for Political Change -- Marc Eisenberg and Steve Daigneault, Kintera